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  • Pea fertilizer application tables… Pea fertilizer (Pisum sativum) requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and have a good idea of the yield potential of your…
  • Beetroot fertilizer application tables… Beetroot fertilizer requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and have a good idea of the yield potential of your land and…
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Carrot farming and production

Climate requirements of carrots Carrots is a cold weather crop. The ideal growing season is from early autumn to late spring. Carrots can be grown throughout the year if summers are not too hot like the lowveld in South Africa. Although heavy frost damage leaves, it does not affect the ...
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/ Carrots, Cultivation
Carrot fresh market growing fertilizer requirement

Carrot fertilizer application tables according to soil types

Carrot1)Public Domain Image from https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1058100, The image is released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. fertilizer requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and have a good idea of the yield potential of your land and climate. These are basic norms and your specific microclimate and ...
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/ Carrots, Fertilization
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Spray program guidelines

A spray program must be applied on a scientific basis otherwise it will not be effective. All chemicals must be applied at the right place (target) and the right time and in the right way. Pesticides and fungicides are dangerous chemicals, they are designed to kill pests and diseases, but ...
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Pea fertilizer application tables according to soil types

Pea fertilizer (Pisum sativum) requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and have a good idea of the yield potential of your land and climate. These are basic norms and your specific microclimate and variety can have an influence on the total amount applied. These norms do ...
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/ Fertilization, Peas
beetroot fertilizers

Beetroot fertilizer application tables according to soil types

Beetroot fertilizer requirements can be calculated if you know your soil type and have a good idea of the yield potential of your land and climate. These are basic norms and your specific microclimate and variety can have an influence on the total amount applied. These norms do not take ...
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/ Beetroot, Fertilization
Beet cyst nematode

Beet cyst nematode (Hetrodera schachtii)

When susceptible crop plantings follow at close intervals i.e. within 12 months or less, beet cyst nematode builds up in the soil to damaging population concentrations. High populations may reduce the yield by 20-40%. The beet cyst nematode was found in vegetable lands around cities such as Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape ...
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/ Insects
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Beetroot varieties

The most well known beetroot varieties or cultivars are discussed here. When starting it is advisable to use at least 2-3 different varieties in a test field to assess which variety suits your growing conditions the best. Always keep on doing trials. Don't plant a variety just in one time ...
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/ Beetroot, Cultivars
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Beetroot harvesting and marketing

Harvesting beetroot Beetroots is harvested in phases. Initially when the bulbs are 25-40mm in diameter. Size will vary according to variety planted and time of season. This is the first harvest and is merely a thinning out process. The second and final harvest is when the bulbs are 50-75mm in ...
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/ Beetroot, Harvesting
beetroot commercial farming africa how to small scale tips

Beetroot weed control

Beetroot mechanical weed control Weeds are controlled either by hand or chemically. Since beetroot seed is actually a small fruit with 2-6 seeds inside, the bunches of seedlings are thinned out so that only one seedling is left and at least 75mm apart. One of the biggest problems with weeds ...
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/ Beetroot, Cultivation, Herbicides
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Irrigation of beetroot

It has already been mentioned in previous articles that the soil must be kept moist until the seedlings emerge. Light regular water applications must be applied from sowing until the seedlings emerge. heavy irrigation will make herbicides less effective. Beetroots grown during alternating dry and wet periods have poor quality ...
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/ Beetroot, Irrigation

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1. Public Domain Image from https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1058100, The image is released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0.

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